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      10-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Is it too late to buy the X6?

Having two options: the new 2013 335i xDrive or a BMW X6 40d with Performance Package. It's clear that the two are totally different - the 3 series is small but handles great and is quicker, but the X6 is more majestic, more practical and bigger.
I like the appearance of the X6 better (the 3 series front still looks a bit odd to me even though it's slowly growing on me) but the 3 series is a brand new model and it will be new for at least 6 more years.
The X6 had a facelift in 2012 so when do you think the new model come out? It would suck to buy an expensive car just to see it become an old model soon.
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      10-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Not to mention that there are 3-series everywhere, but not as many X6 on the street.

For me, I just don't like driving a car where you can see in every 2 blocks (at least this is what's happening in Vancouver).

Something for you to also consider.
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      10-19-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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Not to mention that there are 3-series everywhere, but not as many X6 on the street.

For me, I just don't like driving a car where you can see in every 2 blocks (at least this is what's happening in Vancouver).

Something for you to also consider.
totally agree!
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      10-19-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
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Am thinking of selling my current X6, so far have not found a replacement I prefer (other than another X6 . The new X6 will be out earliest mid/late 2014 I think.
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      10-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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Okay, well I think it's pointless for me to buy a 60 000 dollar car which will turn into an old model in 20 months or so. The best replacement would probably be the new Cayenne, but I'm not too fond of it. The previous Cayenne was badass. Too bad they've gone soft.
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      10-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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instead of the cayenne wait for the new x5, i'm sure it'll be way better than the ugly cayenne
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      10-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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instead of the cayenne wait for the new x5, i'm sure it'll be way better than the ugly cayenne
That is what I am planning as well
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      10-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #8
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instead of the cayenne wait for the new x5, i'm sure it'll be way better than the ugly cayenne
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      10-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #9
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Having two options: the new 2013 335i xDrive or a BMW X6 40d with Performance Package. It's clear that the two are totally different - the 3 series is small but handles great and is quicker, but the X6 is more majestic, more practical and bigger.
I like the appearance of the X6 better (the 3 series front still looks a bit odd to me even though it's slowly growing on me) but the 3 series is a brand new model and it will be new for at least 6 more years.
The X6 had a facelift in 2012 so when do you think the new model come out? It would suck to buy an expensive car just to see it become an old model soon.
Are these two even in the same ballpark with regards to price where you are at?
335i - $45K MSRP
X6 5.0i - $70K MSRP (so a diesel version would be around $77K, right?)
Almost twice the price, right?
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      10-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
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Go for it!

I believe I was told the x6 will have a brand new facelift in 2016. I got mine from scratch to delivery the 2013 and lovin' it. There's this inside you that you need it and I got it! Can't lie but the attention I get is priceless!
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      10-21-2012, 02:30 AM   #11
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It is a car, not a life choice. If you buy one now, you get 3 years before the new one is out. Life's too short to sweat what's going to happen in three years. You might decide you like the "old" car.

I have the previous generation SLK AMG (gasp). I don't care for the new one and my 2008 suits me just fine. If I wanted a new one, I could get it, but, the F1 inspired front end "works" for me.
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      10-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #12
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It is a catch 22. The new X6 will be out in 2014 (probably) but do you want a first year BMW? So you have to wait until 2015 (or if you are smart 2016/2017 for the LCI).

I personally plan on replacing my X6 with a 335xi - as soon as it has an LCI (oh yea, and my lease is up).
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      10-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #13
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It is a car, not a life choice. If you buy one now, you get 3 years before the new one is out. Life's too short to sweat what's going to happen in three years. You might decide you like the "old" car.

I have the previous generation SLK AMG (gasp). I don't care for the new one and my 2008 suits me just fine. If I wanted a new one, I could get it, but, the F1 inspired front end "works" for me.
+1 I feel the same way about my 2009 SLK 300, like it much more than the new generation, the McLaren SLR inspired styling is timeless... wishing I'd bought an AMG but couldn't justify the price then.. I can now, but when I got the SLK, had no kids; now I have 2 so it's back to another X6 ... Sold my last X6 in January for a GL550 and still miss it. Wife loves the GL550 though so I can't complain

OP: Back on topic, I agree if you like the X6, get the X6. When did the LCI come out in where you live? I ask because you mentioned an X6 40d which is not available in the US.

Here, the X6 LCI only came in April 2012 as a 2013 model; I don't imagine a new version stateside before 2015 as a 2016 model.

I understand (correct me if I am wrong) that model years aren't used pretty much anywhere except North America? That notwithstanding, I'd think the model life cycle is the same across the board. I think you have more than 20 months before you see a new X6 generation on the streets, wherever you are located.
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Due to my dealer's info, the brand new x6 will be out no earlier than 2015 as the 2016 model. Since X6 lacks of competition in the market, x6's first life cycle will be 8 years. So, I think you can drive the x6 for at least 3 years without further version of it.

With comparing with the 3er, for me, I won't even consider to buy a 3er here in Toronto. You can see the 3er(even the brand new one) anywhere along the road. It's kinda more than the buses.
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      10-23-2012, 02:46 AM   #15
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I am really not sure what to do, my plan was to wait for the new model of the X5 and get it as soon as it is out. Heard stories never to get a car that has just been released, but am still thinking that most likely I will be fine. An idea of getting another X6 is fun because I would get certain extras that were not available, but it is still esssentially the same car (they have not changed much because they did not have to). New X5 should be a brand vehicle and a whole new experience, then again what if I dont like it. The X6 really drives a lot better than the current X5 and is a totally different car... Thoughts ideas? Thanks!
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      10-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #16
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I am really not sure what to do, my plan was to wait for the new model of the X5 and get it as soon as it is out. Heard stories never to get a car that has just been released, but am still thinking that most likely I will be fine. An idea of getting another X6 is fun because I would get certain extras that were not available, but it is still esssentially the same car (they have not changed much because they did not have to). New X5 should be a brand vehicle and a whole new experience, then again what if I dont like it. The X6 really drives a lot better than the current X5 and is a totally different car... Thoughts ideas? Thanks!
Do you need the size of the X6? Because after a year and a half of driving it I'm certain I don't. But my family is just me, my wife, and our dogs, so not that big. I'm planning to trade in on an X4 or a Porsche Macan, maybe a year after they come out so I can avoid any first-year bugs. If you like gadgets in your car, then those two I'd expect to be slightly less luxuriously appointed, but I could be wrong. On the other hand, I'd also expect them to handle better. Maybe worth checking out?
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      10-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #17
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Do you need the size of the X6? Because after a year and a half of driving it I'm certain I don't. But my family is just me, my wife, and our dogs, so not that big. I'm planning to trade in on an X4 or a Porsche Macan, maybe a year after they come out so I can avoid any first-year bugs. If you like gadgets in your car, then those two I'd expect to be slightly less luxuriously appointed, but I could be wrong. On the other hand, I'd also expect them to handle better. Maybe worth checking out?
THanks for your reply. Yeah, I do need the space (always will, as no matter how big the car with the whole family it is always full). I love the gadgets in the car! Like HUD is a must for me now since I had it (though in the X6 looks like ZX Spectrum graphics compared to the other BMW models. I do think that Macan and the X4 are awesome suggestions. CHeers!
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      10-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #18
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Do you need the size of the X6? Because after a year and a half of driving it I'm certain I don't. But my family is just me, my wife, and our dogs, so not that big. I'm planning to trade in on an X4 or a Porsche Macan, maybe a year after they come out so I can avoid any first-year bugs. If you like gadgets in your car, then those two I'd expect to be slightly less luxuriously appointed, but I could be wrong. On the other hand, I'd also expect them to handle better. Maybe worth checking out?
I also would prefer something smaller than my X6. Its a daily driver for me and my 11yo son. However, its the vehicle that we take on trips with my sister's family and every time I end up with a 3-series loaner, I know darned well that our luggage would never come anywhere near fitting in that trunk. It fits in the X6 just perfect (so long I'm a stickler with my 16yo niece and her tendency to pack as much as the four of the rest of us put together).

I think that the X4 may be pretty cool, but I am pretty attached to my gadgets. I think what I want is: backup camera, iDrive (to run my ipod in style, of course), nav, HUD, soft close doors (THAT won't happen, but it doesn't take long to forget how to close doors. I just love 'em ), and a steering wheel that gets out of my way (that probably won't happen either). I'd say adaptive drive too, but that is probably so far off the table that its on a table in my neighbor's house.
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Okay, well I think it's pointless for me to buy a 60 000 dollar car which will turn into an old model in 20 months or so. The best replacement would probably be the new Cayenne, but I'm not too fond of it. The previous Cayenne was badass. Too bad they've gone soft.
God bless you people who got 60,000 USD price for the X6....here in Peru, starts from 85,000 USD...so, I'm planning to sell my house to buy that beautiful car (kidding)
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THanks for your reply. Yeah, I do need the space (always will, as no matter how big the car with the whole family it is always full). I love the gadgets in the car! Like HUD is a must for me now since I had it (though in the X6 looks like ZX Spectrum graphics compared to the other BMW models. I do think that Macan and the X4 are awesome suggestions. CHeers!
Space is a primary issue (so you are saying you need more space than a X4 or Macan) but then your VERY NEXT breath is that those two are now AWESOME considerations? WTF? Actually, this ENTIRE thread is kind of a pointless exercise of "WHAT IF"... not very productive.

Anyone here actually have a clue as to what ZX Spectrum is related too? I am a computer guy and the only thing I can find is some esoteric reference to color spectrum used for computers.Different? Sure. Radical? Nope, not even close!

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Space is a primary issue (so you are saying you need more space than a X4 or Macan) but then your VERY NEXT breath is that those two are now AWESOME considerations? WTF? Actually, this ENTIRE thread is kind of a pointless exercise of "WHAT IF"... not very productive.

Anyone here actually have a clue as to what ZX Spectrum is related too? I am a computer guy and the only thing I can find is some esoteric reference to color spectrum used for computers.Different? Sure. Radical? Nope, not even close!
Macan and X4 seem like they will be great/awesome cars, but will not have as much space as the X6. I am still considering those cars as an option knowing that they do have less space. I am undecided about what to do as an X6 does not have a real competitor. Buying a new LCI X6 next summer (when mine is due for sale) might not be the best thing as the car is in its last years of life, meaning it will loose more on value when the new one is out.

Finally, last but not least, you seem like a very positive and nice person and I appreciate your comments. And in the meantime, I hope you are enjoying your X5.
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